SkyTeam cornerstones Air France and KLM offer a decent fare for business class travel from Spain to Delhi, India. With a stop in Amsterdam or Paris, you can reach India’s capital for as little as €1,316 in a lie-flat-chair. The fair shows pretty decent availability deep into next year.
India requires travellers to show a proof of vaccination or a negative PCR-Test to enter the country. You can find up-to-date information on the website of Delhi’s airport.
You can fly from a couple of Spanish airports, as you may also depart from:
- Valencia at €1,316
- Malaga at €1,317
- Bilbao at €1,317
- Barcelona at €1,322
- Madrid at €1,323
- Seville at €1,324
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates from Barcelona and Madrid at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to KLM with your preselected flight dates. The airline sells the cheapest tickets itself.
All possible itineraries include a change of planes in either Amsterdam or Paris, both ways. Both airlines send aircraft of the latest generation from Europe to India’s capital. You will fly the long haul legs on KLM’s Boeing 787-10 or Air France’ Airbus A350.
By now, modern seats have also become the norm at KLM. Its business class is definitely not a bad choice, also thanks to the good service. Like many other airlines, the Boeing 787 always has the newest business class seats installed.
Before Covid-19, Air France still had 4 different business class versions, but now, as the A380 & A340 have left the fleet, only 3 remain. The business class in the A380 was no longer up to today’s standards, unlike the business class that’s installed in the Boeing 787-Dreamliner and Airbus A350, which is modern and comfortable. This business class is now continuously being installed in other Air France planes as well.
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According to the fare rules, the cheap flights are available until July 24, 2022 for travel before May 31, 2023. A minimum stay of five days applies, while a maximum of three months may pass between your out- and inbound flight.
Both SkyTeam sisters issue feeders in booking class J and long haul legs in booking class O. That limits earning opportunities to the Schengen flights for most SkyTeam frequent flyers:
- 11,172 RDM + 2,234 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
- 10,780 Miles on CSA OK Plus
- 10,780 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
- 10,388 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 10,388 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
- 9,995 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
- 9,995 Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 9,995 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 6,308 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 6,276 Award Miles + 80 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 4,832 Award Miles + 90 XP on Flying Blue
- 2,746 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 2,500 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 1,961 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 1,961 Miles on Air Europa Suma
Hotel prices in Delhi usually start at roughly €20, which can already give you pretty decent places to stay. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for Delhi
Delhi or New Delhi is the capital of India, the world’s second most popoulos country. The city combines architectural elements from more than 1,000 years. Therefore it appears as a timeless conflux of several cultures. From Hinduism, Moghul India through British colonial influences, the poeple of Delhi inhabited and preserved what they got from whomever ruled the city.
The result is a city full of sights like pompous temples and mosques, regal colonial buildings and buzzing shopping districts. One of India’s best public transport systems and a steady flow of taxis and rickshaws help you get around. With its undeniable contemporary influences, Delhi is the best gateway to enter the culturally vastly different country of India.
Best Time to Travel
Delhi is hot – from May through August, the average daily temperature is above 30 degrees, making this an unpleasant time to visit the city. From mid-september, when monsoon season is finished, to November is a great time go. While December and January can be cold and unpleasant, from February to April is another good time frame for a trip to India’s capital.
From the Airport to the City
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Int’l Airport serves as hub for Air India. Delhi’s excellent subway connects it to the city. A ride to the city center takes around 20 minutes and costs less than €1. Furthermore, al large number of air conditioned buses are available, charging an ever lower fare. Taking a taxi can take up to an hour, due to heavy traffic. Prices are around €5.
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Information & Tips for India
India is billed as a “subcontinent” not only for geographical reasons. The argument can be made that there is no region on the entire planet as culturally different as India. For example, it is home to as many vegetarians as the rest of the world. But its unique cuisine is just one of reasons to go there – India has a lot to offer. You can finde paradise like beaches in Goa and Kerala. Buzzing metropoles like Delhi and Mumbai invite you as well as and extravagant buildings and palaces like the world famous Taj Mahal. In conclusion, a country as huge as India is full of possibilities.
Visa & Entry
EU citizens need a visa and a passport to enter India. The easiest way is to apply for an eVisa, that will grant you two entries and a stay up to 60 days. It costs around 30€ on the government’s official site. With it, you can enter the country at almost any international airport.
Flag carrier Air India and a bunch of smaller LCCs connect the airports of Delhi and Mumbai to almost any noteworthy city in the country. For a country its size, India has an excellent railway network. This allows for extremely cheap ground transportation. Renting a car is possible, but incredibly dangerous due to poor road conditions and reckless driving habits.
Official currency is the Indian rupee. 100 rupees are worth around 1,30€.
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